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Streaming Media Demystified Paperback – 29 May 2002

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  • Paperback: 525 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Inc.,US (29 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007138877X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071388771
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 3.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,895,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

- New Standards, Schemes, Protocols

- Implementation Musts

- MPEG-4, MPEG-7

With uncommon skill, Michael Topic's excellent guide takes you inside today's essential killer app. More than just an implementation guide though it certainly is that, packed with needed data on the latest formats and standards Streaming Media Demystified offers a complete picture of the application that will soon threaten television's dominance as the primary transmitter of video.


- You want to be on top of the critical application that brings seamless interactive video and audio to the Internet

- Glitchless, seamless, and almost effortless streaming media over both wire and wireless 3G sounds good to you

- You're an executive at any firm with a stake in the Web or in broadcasting

- You wish to know everything about the application that will drive the success or failure of broadband

- You want to master the compression techniques and IP trafficking methods that make streaming media go

- You need a ready source of data on formats, technologies, and how to make them work

- You'd like to preview the impact of an application expected to be used by 75% of broadcasting and e-commerce firms by 2003

- You invest money or time in any firm involved with communications, entertainment, or digital technology

- You want a thoughtful, expert analysis of markets, audiences, appliances who they are, what they will watch, and what they'll watch it on

- You're ceaselessly curious about hot applications in the digital revolution

In Streaming Media Demystified you find:

- Content delivery techniques

- Interactive multimedia

- Video and audio compression

- MPEG-4

- Metadata and MPEG-7

- Digital rights management and MPEG-21

With future potential bigger than television, streaming video over the Internet is the essential application for broadband and 3G. This book takes you inside a billion-dollar technology.

About the Author

Michael Topic is a professional innovator and product design engineer, running his own consultancy, Imaginative Engineering Ltd. Originally trained in electrical, electronic, and computer engineering, in his native Australia, he now lives in the UK, with a cat, a family, and a large collection of electric guitars. Michael has spent 18 years creating digital media tools for creative and demanding customers. During his career, Michael has lead design teams creating Internet streaming media encoders, audio and video nonlinear editing systems, synthesizers, and music sequencers.

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